Route & dates
Guimaraes— 2 nights
Birthplace of the Portuguese Nationality
The historical town of Guimarães was the birthplace of the first Portuguese king and served as the country's first capital.Eschew the tourist crowds and head to 3+ arte and Parque de Avioso - S. Pedro. For shopping fun, head to Mar Shopping Matosinhos or Shopping Braga Parque. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Guimaraes: Ponte Romana (in Ponte de Lima) and Santuario de Santa Luzia (in Viana do Castelo). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Guimaraes, steep yourself in history at Largo da Oliveira, step into the grandiose world of Paco dos Duques de Braganca, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se de Braga.
To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Guimaraes sightseeing planner.
If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major aiport is Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Guimaraes can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Guimaraes
Braga, 3+ arte, Mar Shopping Matosinhos, Parque de Avioso - S. Pedro, Ponte Romana